Striving to be as historically accurate
as possible, Rebecca explores the Curatorial Collection of Perfume Bottles
at Colonial Williamsburg.
Special Arrangements were made to view the originals which have been excavated within the Historic Area - or purchased to supplement the Museum Collection.
Pharmaceutical Bottles in the 18th century were blown into a mold, so that the exterior and interior dimensions were uniform - and the volume of the contents was consistent.
After years of searching,
she was able to find the closest thing
that is currently being made today
that resembles the original bottles in size, internal contents and general aesthetic.
Hopefully you'll agree!
Above images used with permission
from Colonial Williamsburg.